The Scriptwriter


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The atmosphere in the cinema was charged. The air of mystery was very strong; no one knew what would happen next. The heroine was in serious trouble. Her situation had been getting worse with the progression of each scene.

The hero had been captured and was shackled in the dungeon. The blood of the heroine was about to be spilled. The villain was getting the victory and laughing heartily. It was a loud and bitter laugh. Everyone that had tried rescuing the heroine had been violently eliminated from the story. The only hope was the hero, but he was nowhere to be found.

The heroine was still in distress. The villain approached her, flashing his devilish grin and brandishing his shiny dagger. Evil was winning and good seemed to be losing the war. The movie was turning awry. The movie viewers were tensed. They shifted restlessly at the edge of their seats. They wanted to know how this story would end.

Suddenly, the villain lifted the dagger above the heroine, ready to strike and the movie audience started murmuring audibly. By this time, some people had their faces in their palms, they couldn’t bear to watch anymore. Some others had jumped up from their seats in apprehension. Everyone was exhibiting one form of anxiety or the other. Everyone... except one man!

The man sitting beside this exceptional man noticed the calm demeanour he had, and wondered why he wasn’t moved by this movie that seemed to shake even the most stone-cold heart. After a while, the seat partner looked at him again and kept wondering what was wrong with him.

He finally braced himself to ask the question that had now occupied his mind. ‘Excuse me sir. What exactly is wrong? Can’t you feel in tension in the air? Can’t you see the heroine is in trouble and about to go down? Can’t you see the hero is nowhere to be found? Can’t you see that evil seems to be prevailing over good? Why do you remain so calm? Are you so cold-hearted that such a strong movie scene cannot move you, when everyone has almost pissed in their pants?

The exceptional man smiled gently and replied, ‘Oh no sir. There is no need for me to be moved, I was the one who wrote the script of the movie!’

This above... is my true life story. I fret no more. The scriptwriter is control.

Selah.

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  1. Amen!!!! Knowing that God has a divine plan definitely makes each passing day easier to live through

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    1. Yes o. That is what keeps the hope alive

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  2. You will be fine. Just fine.

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  3. WAO! NICE SHORT SUSPENSEFUL STORY...

    KNOWING THAT ALL TINS HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES BY DIVINE ORDER GIVES MAN THE CONFIDENCE TO SOAR AND REACH HIS/HER DREAMS.

    KEEP WRITING.

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    1. All things happen by divine order? Hmmm... things are not black and white sometimes ooo. Thanks

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  4. Indeed! :)

    I love how you wove the story into the message.

    BTW, your blog is a bit too wide, maybe it's just my laptop?

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    1. No, it's a little wide on my laptop too.

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    2. Thanks myne.

      No, it was not just your laptop. I did not know it wasn't good, I wanted it to look as wide as your template used to look a long time ago. I have readjusted it now. I hope it is better

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    3. yes, much better. I used to like wide pages but later learnt something that fits most systems is better.

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  5. ummmmm....nice!!!!!
    i like the ending of the story.."i'm the scriptwriter." paraphrased...
    abi ooo. the almighty has engraved us on the palm of his hand and so why should we fret when the enemy rages just like when Jesus walked on the calm of the sea.
    you have that faith to move on and fret no more dearie and the Lord God will keep you and see you through.
    "a thousand shall fall at your side, ten thousand by your right hand but it shall not come near yOU, ONLY WITH YOUR EYES SHALL YOU BEHOLD AND SEE THE REWARD OF THE WICKED."

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    1. Amen to your prayers. You got the message, loud and clear.

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  6. I get it but don't feel it. Yea, you are the 'scriptwriter' but was the even favouring you? Like I tell people, we find ourselves in situations we fully understand the consequnces but the problem wad hoe to change it. Years, a guy wad holding a dagger but how do you change that?

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    1. As in really? This story was not written for anyone to 'feel it'.

      It is a parable of my true life story and I am the heroine in the story. I don't need to worry about how the scriptwriter will change the story of the guy holding the dagger. The lessons in the parable are far deeper than what I can start typing now.

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    2. Or lemme just put it plainly like this... Why would the scriptwriter fret like the other movie watchers when he already knew what was gonna happen at the end of the story?

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    3. Oh! That's quite boring. Like really, being a scriptwriter means a life with no surprise. Yes we want everything in life to favour us but the suspense and the 'down times' enable us enjoy the little things.

      My earlier comment had lots of typo. That was thanks to predictive text feature on my phone.

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    4. And I'm confused here (obviously) where you referring to God or yourself as the scriptwriter. I just want to learn?

      If it's God as the scriptwriter, referring to your post, you might still get stabbed with the dagger. Remember, "God works in mysterious ways" so you need to fret or be prayerful. Theoretically, with Him all things are possible but not always as we want it.

      If you are the scriptwriter...then read my earlier post.

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    5. Hmmm, I guess I really have a lot of explaining to do.

      I am not the scriptwriter shaa. Thanks for your comments

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  7. Yes he is!!!!! The one who knows the end from the beginning.

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  8. I LOVE!!!! His plan for our lives is good and not evil.

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    1. Yes o. This is a great cause for hope.

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  9. You just have a way with words. I love it :)

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    1. Thanks for the compliments ma'am

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  10. The Master of the Game of our lives. You are blessed Ilola.

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  11. For anyone without the concept of God, this would be hard to understand. Oh yes, God is the scriptwriter. While we may not know what's next in the movie; He is in total control of it. While we may have our faces in the palm of our hands, perhaps in shivers, fear, He'd just be smiling, perhaps even whistling away words like, "For I know the plans I have towards you, (my son, my Daughter), plans of good and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope). Awesome stuff!

    Do you give me permission to share this lovely write up?

    - LDP

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    1. Yes. I found it hard to believe that someone could not understand.

      You nailed the interpretation.

      Yes, you can share, as long as you reference it to this blog. Thanks

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  12. Gods ways are not our ways neither his thoughts our thoughts.

    God is still God and he is still on the throne I still believe he will not allow our foot to be moved and that is because, he is the potter and scriptwriters of our life! Yes! he is in control... thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, He is still God. And He is in control, which is why we shouldn't fret.

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  13. Are the peace of knowing your script was written by the One you can rely on always! I love your analogy @ilola. Peace!

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  14. All our lives are played out like a script. You couldn't have written yours any better, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes oo. We would all be imperfect scriptwriters

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  15. Baba loke nooni! He is in total control of every thing that concerns us. Nice way to pass the message across.

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  16. Loved the analogy.
    RE: 'fret no more'....I tell myself that all the time but I still do *sigh*

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    1. Don't we all. We cannot help it at times

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  17. indeed. i have no fear, he knows and sees all

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  18. I was spell-bounded.I like the analogy you used to show God is in control of your life.

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  19. God is dfinitely in control of our lives. All we have to do is Trust and Obey

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    1. What other choice do we have than to trust? I guess none.

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  20. When God is in control why should we worry or fret? Yes those times come but whenever we remember God is in control then we are confident to leave everything to Him cos like you said, He is the scriptwriter of our lives stories. Good one @ilola

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    1. Yes, He is in control and we should always keep this fact at the back of our minds. Thanks

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  21. Frankly @ilola, there is more to this . Its deep and more than what u call the story of your life. Thank goodness that the Scriptwriter is God , no need to fret indeed cos in the end everything will work out for your good.

    Peace!

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  22. I rest assured knowing that He knows the end from the beginning. He might allow somethings to happen, but would always stir us in the right direction & ultimately WORK OUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD.

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    1. Yes o. Everything will work out together for our good in the end

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  23. Hmmmm, now that was a super one! For a second, I thought it was really a movie. Yes indeed, God is the scriptwriter of our lives and he knows the end from the beginning. Since this is the case, we have no reason whatsoever to panic!

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  24. Woo! I love this, I love you. Thanks for sharing. Plus I loved LDP's interpretation.

    God has me in the palm of his HANDS, his plans always work for our good even though we don't always see itm

    God bless you sis!

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    1. Yeah, LDP interpreted it well.

      Amen, and you too.

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  25. Sometimes it's just easier for people to act on what they think is God's plan for their life because they want it so much. They convince themselves that it's God's, when it is actually theirs. But God's voice is always crystal clear. The challenge is to listen so we can hear it.

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